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Yup, that’s right, a 30 Day Challenge.

No, it does not require a strict exercise routine, or an all liquid diet, and it doesn’t even mean you should put your credit (or debit) card away. No need to panic, this is a fun activity. The “30 Day Challenge With Friends” is just that – a 30 day challenge you do with your friends. In our case, with each other.

A week or so ago, Cristy suggested we do this thing she found on a really cute blog she follows. Here’s how our (text) conversation went down, read on:

Cristy: We should do this (she text me a screenshot of the 30 day challenge prompts).

Cat: How do we do it?

Cristy: We just write about it 🙂 one topic a day.

Cat:  I see. Okay. Like a blog post or to each other?

Cristy: To each other 🙂 .

Cat: Okay. I’m in!!! Starting March 1st?

Cristy: Yay, I’m excited. I think it will be fun!

As you can tell, Cristy had to work super hard at convincing me to do the challenge. So now we challenge you, do the 30 day challenge with your friends and see what you learn about each other.

Here are the questions:


Thanks for visiting.

P.s. we’re both a little stressed about Day 06 – 30 interesting facts about yourself. Really, 30?!

Story behind foto: As I mentioned last week, I was in San Diego during Labor Day weekend to celebrate my birthday with friends. On Saturday morning, we decided to get a massage, which is starting to become a tradition when we get together. As we drove around the Gaslamp Quarter, we found a little massage spot called Happy Head Foot Reflexology and Massage… Yeah, we thought the same thing. At first, we were a little skeptical, but we decided to be adventurous and try it. We were so amazed by the service, Lynn, the receptionist, was so nice and helpful, and our one hour Asian Style massage was unlike anything we have ever tried. We were definitely “Happy Heads” after our massage.

After our massage, we got to know Lynn a bit and she clued us in on how the name came about and gave us a little “tour” of the place. What added to our experience were all the art pieces throughout the gallery/massage studio. Lynn, as self-proclaimed “massage addict” with a marketing/interior design/retail background decided to put it all together and create this one of a kind place. She now has two locations. If you happen to be in San Diego, go check it out and say “hello” to Lynn.


BFF NecklaceI never really understood how some people could only have one or two very close friends. See, I have never had a hard time making friends and for the most part of my life I can say I’ve always been blessed with a large group of close friends (BFF’s). When people would tell me, “just wait and see, the older you get the smaller your circle of friends will become.” I always replied with, “No I don’t think that will ever be the case for me. I am very close to my friends. I can’t see us ever growing apart.”

What I should have said was, never, say never. While I still maintain very close relationships with some of my BFF’s, some even from childhood, I can’t help but to reflect on the fact that as I get older that group of friends is getting smaller.

At times it is disappointing to see how friendships dissolve, but it makes those friendships that still exist a bit stronger and valuable. There comes a point where you realize who sincerely cares about you and has your best interest at heart and vise versa. People who demand your friendship but don’t reciprocate it don’t really add much to your life.

I hate to compare friendships to shoes but I’m going to do it anyway…A good friend is like a comfy chancla. Always comfortable, no matter the situation while flaky friends are like $20 heels, when you first get them you think ooh what a sweet deal, but when the heel breaks on you in the middle of the dance floor on a Friday night, you think, aaaaaaah…my faithful and comfy chanclas would never leave me stranded on the dance floor.

So I guess what I’m trying to say is, while my group of friends is smaller, I appreciate them dearly. See, when it comes to BFF’s it’s the quality that matters not the quantity.


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